JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - It looks like the contract dispute between UMMC and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi may soon come to successful end.
The contract was scheduled to be terminated at the end of June 30. The medical center would be considered "out-of-network" with the insurer effective July 1.
However, on Friday, June 29, Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney released the following statement.
“I am pleased to report that both BCBSMS and UMMC have now agreed to a mediator suggested by the Department of Insurance in their contractual dispute. The mediation proceedings will take place sometime during the month of July, 2018.
In the meantime, UMMC has agreed to proceed under the contract terms through the month of July, pending the outcome of the mediation. BCBSMS will continue to pay in-network rates as they are now doing. As Commissioner, I appreciate the willingness of both parties to work toward a solution.”
Consumers with questions can contact the Mississippi Insurance Department at 1-800-562-2957 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.